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Here's why Microsoft's holographic genius thinks it can beat Apple and Google to win the next wave of computing

But to Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow and chief inventor of Microsoft's pioneering augmented reality headset HoloLens, that's underselling it.<p>Augmented reality and virtual reality technology will have a far bigger impact than smartphones ever did, Kipman told Business Insider in an …

Augmented Reality

Hey, White Working Class, Donald Trump Is Already Screwing You Over

The Carrier deal was a sham. Ivanka’s moving her shoe production out of China—and into Ethiopia. Wake up, people. You’ve been played.<p>Dear …

New York can jail ticket scalpers who use bots under new law

New York State is trying to do something about how difficult — and expensive — it can be to buy tickets to concerts, plays, and sporting events online. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill today that criminalizes the use of "ticket bots," which allow resellers to quickly purchase tickets before …

Internet outage in Germany blamed on failed botnet attack

A failed attempt to hijack consumer routers is being blamed for network outages that left hundreds of thousands of people in Germany without internet service this weekend.<p>Around 900,000 of Deutsche Telekom's 20 million network customers were affected by the outages, which began Sunday and lingered …

Angela Merkel

Pro-Shot Videos: Trey Anastasio Performs On 'A Prairie Home Companion'

As reported Phish frontman Trey Anastasio made his debut on the long running public radio program <i>A Prairie Home Companion</i> on November 12. Anastasio …

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2m votes

<b>Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump in the popular count of the US presidential election has increased to two million votes.</b><p>Republican President-elect Mr Trump won the election by winning a majority of the electoral college votes, and he will be inaugurated in January.<p>But with votes still …

Donald Trump

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

2 divers found dead in Florida cave system

<b>(CNN) —</b> The signs tell divers the area is dangerous. Even experienced ones have died there.<p>Ten people, including two who were found Monday, have had fatal incidents inside the Eagle's Nest cave dive area in Western Florida since 1981.<p>The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said Patrick Peacock and …

Bob Weir Performs With Phish During Nashville Soundcheck

Tonight Phish takes the stage for the first of two shows at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. The band played an unusually long soundcheck and from …

This Feature in Microsoft Excel Is the Best One They've Added in Years

It's like hiring a data scientist or Karl Rove, minus the political slant.<p>Microsoft Excel has that rare distinction of being an app many of us use by default, yet we never talk about it. We're power users, pivoting our tables and typing complex calculations into cells. (Yesterday, I typed a simple …

The Muppets’ Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem Band Just Rocked The Outside Lands Music Festival

There are very few mysteries left in the world, and why so many older children’s shows were like a bad acid trip is still one of those great mysteries. Look, it makes sense that a show reflects the cultural times and the creators’ interests, but kids aren’t really into psychedelia as much as they …

Microsoft launches Excel API out of preview

Microsoft today announced that its Excel application programming interface (API) is now generally available, after a preview that began in November.<p>Using this representational state transfer (REST) API, developers can now send data into Excel spreadsheets, or use Excel’s underlying functionality …

First commercial mission to moon approved for Florida company

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The U.S. government has given a Cape Canaveral company the go-ahead to fly the first commercial mission to the moon.<p>The first-of-its-kind approval announced Wednesday morning clears the way for Moon Express to fly a robotic lander about the size of the “Star Wars” drone R2-D2 to …

Space Exploration

The Xbox One S is the most beautiful game console out there

The Xbox One S doesn’t feel like a toy.<p>Whereas setting up the original Xbox One often felt like I was handling some sort of Medicare-provided DIY iron lung, the One S is a far tighter experience that’s luxurious and efficient in its build.<p>Shoddy vent grids covering an alarmingly hollow-sounding …

All the Coolest Features of Windows 10's Anniversary Update

Microsoft’s first big feature update for Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, is out today. With it comes a smarter Cortana, better multiple desktop …

Phish Announces Fall Tour 2016

While Phish decided against touring last fall, the band will indeed hit the road this October for a string of 13 shows. The quartet will focus on …

American Gods trailer is here and it is brilliant

The first trailer for Bryan Fuller and Michael Green’s <b>American Gods</b> has arrived out of Comic-Con and it is…fantastic.<p>No Defenders-style teaser this, …

Gorging On Gin: Phish Concludes Two-Night Stand At The Gorge - Recap, Setlist & The Skinny

On Saturday, Phish played the second of two shows at The Gorge in George, Washington. On the heels of a Friday night romper that was loaded with …

Trey Anastasio Open To Playing With Grateful Dead Members & Talks New Phish Album

In less than a month Phish will finally perform again more than five months after their last performance as they begin a Summer Tour in St. Paul, …

E3 2016 for the Xbox One: facts, rumors and good, old-fashioned speculation | Polygon

There was the introduction, which critics said focused too much on entertainment and too little on video games. There was repentance, where Microsoft refocused its management, software and hardware on games, games and more games. With that ensconced, Microsoft began the latest phase, in which Xbox …

Eric Clapton 'Kind Of Might Be Saying Goodbye' With New Album

Tomorrow, famed guitarist Eric Clapton will release <i>I Still Do</i>, his 23rd solo studio album. The 12-track effort ends with a song titled “I’ll Be …

Philips' Hue 2.0 app adds a host of new 'smart' features

Philips unveiled an app update for its Hue smart lights on Thursday. The iOS- and Android-ready program has been completely revamped, including a new UI.<p>This is a welcome and significant step up from the existing program. The first iteration was so bad that it spawned an entire cottage industry of …

Home Automation

‘Fallout 4’ Mods Are Coming To Consoles Soon, And This Is How They’re Going To Work

The ability to create your own mods has been a standard feature of PC RPGs and open-world games forever, but that freedom has almost never extended to console games. That ends with <i>Fallout 4</i>, which is bringing the crazy world of PC mods to the Xbox One and PS4. But wait, how’s this all going to …

Prince Has Died at the Age of 57

His body was found in his home and recording studio, Paisley Park.<p>Legendary funk and rock musician Prince was found dead today at his home and recording studio, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the AP reports. He had been hospitalized for illness less than a week ago. He was 57 years old at …

Amazon Prime Video now has 4 times as many movies as Netflix

As Netflix has shifted toward original (and exclusive) shows and movies, the size of its catalog has gone down.<p>Research last month showed that since January 2014, the number of titles available on Netflix in the US has shrunk by 31.7%. This was particularly pronounced in movies, where Netflix's …

Amazon Video

Watch the Throne, Literally: Guns N' Roses Show Their Age at Coachella

Almost immediately, it was clear something was off. Whether it’s the cognitive dissonance of Guns N’ Roses playing to the flower-crowned and glowstick hordes, Axl’s inability to move, or something more mysterious and intangible, the magic was absent.<p><i>All photos by Timothy Norris</i><p>“Sorry, I can’t do my …

A new study confirms it: We really don’t know what we’re saying when we use emoji

Emoji characters may seem trivial, but they are fast becoming a foundation for online communication. Ten billion were sent on Twitter alone last year, and roughly half of all Instagram posts include them.<p>Researchers are seeing signs of an early emoji “language” emerging as the symbols (there are …

Social Media

David Gilmour Ends Tour With Stunning Pink Floyd Hits, Soaring Solos

Madison Square Garden briefly became an 18,000-seat hotbox when David Gilmour ended his short North American tour there Tuesday night. The first …